Andrea studies American Politics with a focus on gender, partisanship, and attitude and identity formation.
Andrea received the Doris Graber Graduate Fellowship Award in 2018. She is a member of Pi Beta Kapa and Pi Sigma Alpha and serves as Vice President for the Graduate Student Association of Political Science at UIC.
Andrea is a South Dakota native, who lives in Lincoln Park with her partner, Gary, and their son, Joaquin
Andrea received her BA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she majored in Political Science and Public Policy.
As a Metropolitan Exchange Scholar, Andrea has also completed a number of courses at Northwestern University.
Research Currently in Progress
Currently, Andrea is working on an experimental design in which she measures the impact of rhetorical gender frames on women’s perception of hypothetical candidates